Lijiang is always being said to be a fairyland beneath the colorful clouds of southern China. I have heard enough praises about it and I decided to check it out. Only after I have arrived there did I believe that it was indeed a place blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking snow-capped mountains, and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by a friendly group of people. I have to admit that I envy them living in such a fairyland.
With the guide of Linda, our tour guide from chinaholidays, we firstly arrived at the Old Town. Linda told us the town was the best preserved ancient town in China and had been listed as the world cultural heritage by the UNESCO. People here still maintain their original lifestyle and customs. When we were wandering along the Square Street, we saw several girls in their ethnic costumes dancing. Then we arrived at Mufu(Mu’s Palace). I couldn’t believe that so many events I watched in the TV series Mufu Situation occurred in this palace.
On our second day, we visited the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the majestic natural beauty astonished me.
On the last day, I visited the legendary Mosuo People. From our interpretation class, I knew that it’s a people that live in matriarchal society. They are called the last ‘Kingdom of Women’ on earth. Since then, I was full of curiosity about this group. Although we couldn’t understand their language, they were friendly to us. Linda told us that women in this group had to work hard like a man to support her family. It was woman who earned bread and milk. Only after their baby was born, the man will visit his wife’s family. He is responsible for raising his sister’s children up instead of his own. This trip really broadens my eyes and knowledge.